Even the busboys at the late Max’s Kansas City were artists. The downtown hub was a hot spot for iconic personalities of the Warholian persuasion, and Anton Perich captured many of them in his crude and improvised movies, deliberately rendered in bad taste as a response to the hyper-sanitized culture of television. Tonight, Spectacle Theater (never was there a more perfect hole-in-the-wall venue for this stuff) presents The Films of Anton Perich: Shit on the Fenders of Your Convertible Because We’re Coming Through No Matter What. The much-needed retrospective highlights his shorts, many of which star Taylor Mead and Candy Darling, including the satirically perverse Candy and Daddy (1978) and the just-barely allegorical Frankenstino (1973). Also see some of Perich’s more recent work, like 2007’s Mother of God, in which Mead plays an actor who has made millions portraying an aging Sarah Jessica Parker.
Thu., June 12, 10 p.m.; Tue., June 24, 7:30 p.m., 2014
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on June 18, 2014